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December 13, 2002

Need increases yet donations fall
Metropolitan Ministries says donors don't have as much to give this year while even more families need help.

Grand Central
'A place where we can be happy'
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
The VFW post in Hyde Park, which was chartered 57 years ago and fell onto hard times, is now in the midst of a revival.
Hope burns eternal
I ONCE PAID $1,000 to fix the fireplace, a sum that covered bricks and mortar, a new damper and a chimney cap.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
Lighting up the night
PRESERVATION ROW: The 800 block of S Newport Avenue glowed for the 11th annual Candlelight Tour to benefit Tampa Preservation Inc.

City People
Alex Espalter-Torres
Born to create

A young painter expresses deep thoughts in a big way, and hopes his results get others talking and thinking.

Thanks to him, many seniors are bowling
He was a master machinist, a businessman and a synagogue leader, but Cy Woolf's real passion was bowling.

What's In A Name?
Nick Nuccio Parkway
Politician paved way for Latins to come

Nick Nuccio was the son of Sicilian cigarmakers who first took office in 1929 and served nearly all his life.

RSVP Tampa
Goings On
The musical that roared

Looking for something to do, here's a super calendar, ranging from George Carlin to Handel's Messiah.

Everybody's Business
Old diner needs new lease on life
The New City Diner, once again vacant, has seen many lives, but it's owner thinks there are still more meals to be served.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
DAVIS ISLANDS: Restaurant at Knight airport shuts doors

Less than six months after opening, the Runway Cafe at Peter O. Knight Airport on Davis Islands closes.

TAMPA: Shadow warrior
As one of Tampa's finest, this enviro-cop thinks crime prevention is possible through environmental design.

PALMA CEIA: Market, restaurant to liven up MacDill
The Palma Ceia Village on MacDill is getting a specialty market and a new 100-seat restaurant with a full liquor bar.

YBOR CITY: Nocturnal 'Pizza Man' gets a taste of closure
Snared by a liquor rule, even though he never sold spirits, the Ybor City vendor wraps up a frustrating court case.

Neighborhood notebook
Repair shop moves "off-island"

A home designed for cooking
When the Mayers planned their home in StillWater, they packed it with gadgets to aid their many culinary pursuits.

Thriving city life is the goal
IF YOU BUILD IT: The downtown that Petula Clark sang about certainly wasn't Tampa. Clark's classic ditty describes a downtown brightened by neon lights where you could "forget all your troubles, forget all your cares." These days, the desolation of downtown at night is more likely to depress than uplift.

Home accessories serve up pictures of Zimbabwe
Masasa sells pieces from the native land of a Brandon couple, through their Web site, home shows and local shops.
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